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Top 5 Isolated Villages in West Papua with Magnificent Views

Isolated Villages in West Papua

Each region has various tourist attractions of its own. Traveling to West Papua is, of course, almost everyone’s dream. West Papua has a group of islands with panoramic beauty that is unmatched. So, here are the isolated villages in West Papua with magnificent views. 

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5 Isolated Villages in West Papua

The first isolated villages with magnificent views, and one of the tourist spots that you should visit is Arborek Tourism Village. 

The village, one of the top 50 in the 2021 Indonesia Tourism Village Award, is located in the Meos Mansar District, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua. 

Arborek Island has an area of ​​​​around 7 hectares; it takes approximately 30 minutes to walk around it. Even though it is said to be short, the scenery is stunning. 

White sand, clear sea, residents’ houses, and neatly arranged homestays spoil the eye. To enter the Arborek Tourism Village, you can start the journey from Waisai by renting a fast boat which takes 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on sea conditions.

Another isolated villages in West Papua with the next magnificent view is Sawinggrai Village. In this village, we can still see the beauty of the Cendrawasih, an icon of animal beauty. 

In the Sawinggrai Tourism Village, Meos Mansar District, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua, you can see up close the Cenderawasih birds, which are still awake today. Approximately 36 heads of families currently inhabit Sawinggrai Village, and some have expertise in making handicrafts typical of sculptures. 

The birds live comfortably and safely in this tourist village. Therefore, the main attraction of Sawinggrai Village tourism is a close look at the cenderawasih, which are still preserved in their habitat.

This village is on Maswar Island, Meos Mansar District, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province. The stretch of white sand and the beauty of the underwater world, and other marine wealth that stretches in front of Sauwandarek Village are the main attractions. 

Sauwandarek Village was known as a Tourism Village and a Heaven for the Raja Ampat Community. Here you can dive and swim freely. Sauwandarek village can be categorized as a religious village because, in Sauwandarek village itself, 100% are Protestant Christians.

Ugar Tourism Village does have marine tourism potential, which presents a blend of landscapes of clusters of small islands, blue skies, and tropical rainforests. 

From their appearance, these islands resemble a group of islands, such as in Raja Ampat Regency, with various small islands around them in the form of limestone (karst) islands. 

The small islands that stretch to form the Ugar Archipelago also have archaeological traces in the form of prehistoric paintings on the walls of karst cliffs. Kampung Ugar has charming waters and land areas, white sandy beaches with coconut trees lining the shores.

Namatota is still steeped in the culture and history of the Koiway people. Included in the top 300 Indonesian Village Awards 2021, this village is one of the Hidden Gems of West Papua.

Namatota Tourism Village is a destination that is a tourism gateway for domestic and foreign tourists. It presents marine tourism attractions that align with marine preservation. 

Most of the Namatota people work as fishermen and still carry out their ancestral customs to this day. For example, the sasi gamma tradition, which symbolizes feelings of gratitude for the preservation of water resources. You can find several unique types of fish that are still cared for by the Namatota people.

Those are the top 5 isolated villages in west Papua with magnificent views. Friendly faces from the locals will always try to greet us first and give the impression of a warm welcome for newcomers to these villages.

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